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Sri Lanka Cricket Stars Slam Authorities After Lethal Unrest | Cricket Information

Protestors and police conflict in Colombo.© AFP

Sri Lankan cricket greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have hit out on the authorities after 5 individuals had been killed in political violence and greater than 200 injured. Present and former cricketers take pleasure in an enormous fan following in Sri Lanka and their feedback carry weight. “Peaceable protesters demanding for his or her primary wants and rights attacked by despicable thugs and goons backed by the thugs and goons within the authorities. Disgusting,” Sangakkara wrote on Twitter.

“That is state-backed violence. Intentional and deliberate,” Sangakkara, a former Sri Lanka captain and now head coach of Rajasthan Royals within the Indian Premier League, added.

Jayawardene, coach of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, hooked up a video of a lady being overwhelmed and tweeted: “That is how they attacked a feminine protester in entrance of cops… disgrace on you @PodujanaParty and authorities of SL for utilizing violence.”

Supporters of the ruling Rajapaksa household on Monday attacked unarmed protesters who’ve been demonstrating peacefully for weeks.

They’ve been demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the nation’s worst financial disaster since independence in 1948.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stop on Monday, however that did little to calm public anger.

Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga additionally weighed in on Twitter, writing: “Cowardly and Barbaric! Two phrases that sum up at the moment’s assault on harmless & PEACEFUL Sri Lankan Protesters.

“I’m disenchanted to even suppose now we have such management in our nation. My coronary heart is with everybody standing United for this trigger.”


Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, who’s in Bangladesh with Sri Lanka’s touring squad, mentioned he was “completely disenchanted in regards to the properly organised assaults in the direction of the peaceable and harmless protesters”.

Cricket Australia mentioned on Tuesday that it was monitoring the scenario forward of a tour of Sri Lanka subsequent month, however that for now it could go forward.

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